Ensuring that the oversea visitors felt at home, a game of Baseball was arrange at the Spartan Athletic Ground in Bromley between Canadian and American servicemen on the 6th July 1918. The event drew in a large crowd attracted to the sport with all proceeds raised divided between the Lewisham Prisoners of War Fund and the Canadian Convalescent Hospital.
Canadians and Americans at Baseball
A large number of people were attracted to the Spartan Athletic Ground, Bromley Hill, last Saturday, where Canadians and Americans met in their national game of baseball, the Canadian team being supplied from the Canadian Convalescent Hospital.
The Mayor of Lewisham threw the first ball, and the proceeds of the “gate” are to be divided between Lewisham Prisoners of War Fund and the Canadian Convalescent Hospital. The American made a good start and were two up on the first two innings, but the Canadians came along in great style, and by a good all round display of batting, pitching, and fielding ran out winners.
Source: Bromley & District Times,12th July 1918, page 5